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Episode 32: September 2016

In this episode we hear about ancient proteins, aging mice, mosquito nets, resourceful plants and cocktail party conversations.
Episode 32: September 2016
Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:36
    Going back in time
    Fragments of ancient proteins are preserved in ostrich eggshells.
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  2. 6:31
    Good listeners
    Exploring the neuroscience of the cocktail party effect.
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  3. 12:00
    Great expectations
    The drug rapamycin increases life expectancy in middle-aged mice.
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  4. 17:39
    Net gains
    Modelling the effectiveness of bednets against mosquitoes and malaria.
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  5. 23:00
    Dry spells
    The ways that plants respond to drought can be changed.
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